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Forum: Free Parking 08-18-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

I have done my share of work on BMWs. Its far from a fantasy, and I currently have 2 spare engines and 5 transmissions in my garage from various projects. I am no paint and body man, but I can...
Forum: Free Parking 08-16-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

Oh man, that's local. I should go check it out!
Forum: Free Parking 08-14-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

Well, yeah, I have towed cars plenty of times. Granted its been with an E350 van and rental trailers. I just want the ability to tow something if I need it. I have a trailer hitch on one of my...
Forum: Free Parking 08-14-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

That is really wild isn't it?

http://image.popularhotrodding.com/f/magazine-stuff/1970-chevelle/15116306/mike-rackes-bio-diesel-chevelle.jpg

Rather than the big-power drag-spec V8 you'd expect,...
Forum: Free Parking 08-14-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

Why not?:dunno:



Fixing the frame is a pretty big undertaking. Keep in mind that someone already went at it in the 90's in a frame shop, and it still isn't right. I am thinking it would be...
Forum: Free Parking 08-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

I am just mulling it over, I haven't made any decisions yet, but I value the advice of the guys in this forum so I thought I would ask and actually listen to what everyone had to say.

I have BMWs,...
Forum: Free Parking 08-14-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

Ok, so to settle down some flames, I want to clear a couple things up.

Its not a W30, or at least it doesn't have the W30 hood or the aluminum diff. The paint is more cream than gold, but it was...
Forum: Free Parking 08-13-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

Some very interesting suggestions here.

The chassis is going to have to be replaced, and I am not really seeing any options for less than 10 grand, so its going to be a long term project. The...
Forum: Free Parking 08-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

Interesting Choice...

Cummins 6BT

5.9 Liters (360 in^3)

160 hp, 400 tq
...
Forum: Free Parking 08-13-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Re: Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

VW Diesel V10 from the Toureg:

4.9 liters, (300 in^3)

313 hp, 553 tq

http://image.fourwheeler.com/f/9276519+w750+st0/129_0606_02_z+2004_volkswagen_touareg_v10_tdi+engi%20%20ne.jpg

BMW V10...
Forum: Free Parking 08-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,816
Posted By mpire
Whats a cool but different engine for a muscle car?

I have been thinking about this for years, and I wanted to get your opinions.

Mom is telling me that I am going to have to come get the Cutlass pretty soon, as my father hasn't driven it in so...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,427
Posted By mpire
Re: Are Craftsman trimmers really this BAD!?

Its probably about a quarter inch shorter than new.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-11-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,427
Posted By mpire
Re: Are Craftsman trimmers really this BAD!?

I had a craftsman 2 cycle trimmer that was pretty good for a several years and then it wouldn't start. Then I rebuilt it and went through it and still didn't do well.

Now I have a Troy-bilt 4...
Forum: Free Parking 05-09-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By mpire
Re: Additional air compressor capacity anyone?

Not sure if it matters, but its rated at 11.5 scfm @ 90 psi and 13.4 scfm @ 40 psi. 220v unit. It rarely gets used, mostly for pumping up tires and the occasional weekend project, but I like to...
Forum: Free Parking 05-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By mpire
Additional air compressor capacity anyone?

Simple question, but I have an old compressor that has a bad motor, and I have a new compressor that works great.

The old compressor is something like 30-35 gallons, and its a lay down type with...
Forum: Free Parking 05-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,125
Posted By mpire
Re: How Much does Kelley Blue Book Values Influence You?

KBB is usually extemely low in the pricing department. The Coupe cartel took on the task of educating them. We collected all the sales data from EVERY coupe that sold in the USA for 3 years and...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By mpire
Vertically sliding panels anyone?

So in a nutshell, I have this really nice window that is approximately 18" tall by 96" wide. I really like that it lets in some really nice light, but I would like to be able to block it off the...
Forum: Classifieds 04-08-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By mpire
Mini-Split Wall Brackets

I have a set of Mini-Split wall brackets that I bought for installing my new AC system a year ago or so. They have sat here collecting dust. Never used. Will send them your way for $50 shipped. ...
Forum: Free Parking 12-11-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,697
Posted By mpire
Re: Honda Odyssey rant

Don't buy something that you can't fix.

Sounds like this guy is doing it right.
Forum: Free Parking 12-11-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,697
Posted By mpire
Re: Honda Odyssey rant

Good thing you have all that money to buy replacement parts.

I am neither young or unmarried. My father drives a 1970 Cutlass every day and surprise it's still on its first manual transmission...
Forum: Free Parking 12-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,697
Posted By mpire
Re: Honda Odyssey rant

Considering an odessey and the MDX are the same vehicle, your coworker sounds like a complete moron.

You people need to stop buying fail-o-matic transmissions and learn to use a clutch pedal. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-12-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,621
Posted By mpire
Re: Truss modification anyone have any experience?

Its funny, a friend of mine asked me to help him redesign his trusses to make room for a small laundry room. The difference is that he wants to put the laundry room inside the trusses, so we want to...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-12-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By mpire
Re: Gluing lawn mower decals

This seems like really strange behavior to me.

I usually peel the decals off and apply them to blank sheets and then put them in the manual binder with the other information/reciepts, warranty...
Forum: Free Parking 11-12-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By mpire
Re: Custom articulating flip out Projector Mount?

The first one wont work, I have 18 foot ceilings, so that's out.

Looks like I need a single stud, short throw projector mount, but then I need it to drop down. Hmmmm.
Forum: Free Parking 11-12-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 25,754
Posted By mpire
Re: Stupid Things You Have Said to Your Wife, GF, SO.

I said "let's try and make this divorce quick and painless."

It's still going on 2 years later.
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